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278 The major characters in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison were Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, Claudia Macteer, and Frieda Macteer. Pecola Breedlove is an eleven-year-old black girl around which the story revolves. Her desire is to have the "bluest" eyes so that others will see her as pretty in the end that desire is what finishes her, she believes that God gives her blue eyes causing her insanity. Pecola doesn't have many friends other than Claudia and Frieda. In the Story we see how Pecola is teased on by other children her age and then later on abused by Cholly, her own father. Her mother doesn't care for her. Cholly Breedlove is Pecola's drunk father. He has never experienced a loving family; his father left him at an adolescent age and his mother then left him to die in a garbage can.
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Unformatted text preview: His great aunt saved him and raises him She dies, which Happened when Cholly was fourteen. Cholly himself deserts his family, not really physically, but mentally, for Mr. Breedlove is always in a drunken state. Cholly dies alone in some warehouse. Claudia MacTeer is about nine years old when they story takes place. Claudia is black and doesn't see anything wrong with Begin Black. She isn't like the other girls who think it would be better if she was white, she destroys the white dolls that she receives for Christmas. Claudia learned from her mother how to be a strong black female and How to express her opinions in a white society. Frieda is somewhat a lot like her sister and had the same morals which were taught by none other then her mother....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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